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PPL Reviews

Updated 12 September 2014
Updated 12 September 2014
54 Reviews
3.9
54 Reviews
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  1.  

    Awesome place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - GIS Analyst in Allentown, PA (US)
    Current Employee - GIS Analyst in Allentown, PA (US)

    I have been working at PPL full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Super work life balance (a week's paid vacation + ability to take infrequent unpaid vacation) and casual atmosphere in distribution operations. Ample feedback on work from both supervisors and mid management with ample room for growth. The new office is also nice, large kitchen with dining area (a fine place to meet your coworkers) new computers are also a huge plus (you'll be using them a lot and the old ones ran XP in 2013). PPL offers great pay for most positions and flexible scheduling helps ease commutes. Most jobs are easy and management quite accommodating.

    Cons

    A consistent "ready, fire, aim" approach led to frequent delays and waste. Regulated utilities are a high stress work place and not for everyone. People may die as a direct or indirect result of your work, just the nature of electrical work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire competent project managers and encourage follow through on projects before moving on to the next one. Overall, keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Support Attendant in Danville, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Support Attendant in Danville, VA (US)

    I have been working at PPL full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for,if you could advance

    Cons

    It's a great company to work for,especially if you have a school age child,because the hours are flexible and you can plan around your life.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    No Diversity in the Workplace

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst Cooperative Associate in Allentown, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst Cooperative Associate in Allentown, PA (US)

    I worked at PPL full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you're white, a hillbilly, and deer or turkey hunt, this is the #1 employer to put in your adult working years as a PA native with nothing more than a high school or vocational education.

    Cons

    If you are a minority, have an IQ above room temperature, or generally seek a company on the north slope of the growth curve, look elsewhere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company with a lot of long-term potential

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Allentown, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Allentown, PA (US)

    I have been working at PPL full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, great opportunities to try different jobs across different parts of the org., a lot of upward opportunity over the long-term, a great place to develop a command of the energy sector if interested.

    Cons

    Somewhat "command & control" culture (it will be some time before a culture of employee empowerment is estabished), lack of innovation (but remember, it isn't google), culture still feels very "baby boomerish" (and I am one), some departments are very "get it done," even at the expense of the long-term (but not a universal problem).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As workforce ages out, culture will need to adjust with demands of a younger work force, keep this in mind. Also, leverage the creativity of younger staff to drive technology and process advancement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good internship experience that opened other doors

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at PPL as an intern

    Pros

    Strong internship program, great pay and good people. Real projects with real implications.

    Cons

    Management. Things can be slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be as judgmental, improve relationships with low level employees and be sincere.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Lexington, TN (US)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Lexington, TN (US)

    I worked at PPL full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    LG&E and Kentucky Utilities is a great company to work for. They have good benefits, and a great work environment. They really want their employees to grow with the company. It was like a second family, and I enjoyed going into work each day.

    Cons

    There are growth opportunities, but very few. I have seen many employee that where trying to move up in the company you have to leave, work somewhere else, and then get hired on in a different position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company provides great learning opportunities. This company takes great pride in what they do and they care about the thought and concerns of their customers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Excellent wages benefits and safety culture.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Foreman T&D in Lancaster, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Foreman T&D in Lancaster, PA (US)

    I worked at PPL full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The best on the job and classroom training for new hire employees, The union people are work oriented.

    Cons

    The thinking of upper management that people should respond to company calls regardless of what ever is going in life.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work overall

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA (US)

    I have been working at PPL full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits; flexible hours (depending on department)

    Cons

    Management has deteriorated in recent years; culture has become more "red tape" and less caring towards employees especially in some service areas

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Allentown, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in Allentown, PA (US)

    I worked at PPL full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great experience and great opportunities

    Cons

    Lack of benefits for senior management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Allentown, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in Allentown, PA (US)

    I worked at PPL full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment. Challenging work. Great benefits, Great pay.

    Cons

    Expectations constantly change. You never know when your position will get cut. Valuable employees are let go due to random job cuts without the opportunity to apply for open positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should try harder to place good employees to open position rather than letting them go prematurely.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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